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The Most Important Thing About Bullying Prevention

Signe Whitson | Posted 07.12.2016 | Education
Signe Whitson

While I soak in as much Summer as I can before the 2016-17 school year begins, I am thinking about my own mantras of School Counseling--the most important things I can offer my students to make them each feel heard, understood, safe, and valued.

Is Your Child a Limit-Tester? How to Avoid No-Win Conflict Cycles

Signe Whitson | Posted 02.19.2013 | Parents
Signe Whitson

Do you have a child who follows the letter of the law, but violates its spirit entirely? How do you respond when your little one defends her defiance with thinly-veiled justifications and argues with the cleverness of a courtroom attorney?

Do Your Responses Make Your Child's Problem Better or (Gulp!) Worse?

Signe Whitson | Posted 09.16.2012 | Parents
Signe Whitson

Have you ever been in a situation with your child where, "out-of-the-blue," they seem to want to fight?

5 Steps for Understanding What's Really Bugging Your Kids

Signe Whitson | Posted 08.04.2012 | Parents
Signe Whitson

"Can words cause whiplash?" I wondered. My white knuckles clutched the steering wheel with primitive force and I'm pretty sure the woman in the next lane saw steam coming out of my ears.

Is Your Child a Limit Tester? Three Essential Steps for Closing Your Loopholes

Signe Whitson | Posted 04.25.2012 | Parents
Signe Whitson

When a parent can keep the child focused on the self-destructive pattern of manipulating reality to suit personal desires, rather than getting distracted by the infuriating behavior and persistent rationalizations, both parent and child benefit.